Therapeutic Indications Of Coufatex tablets
it is anticoagulant (blood thinner)
reduces the formation of blood clots
treat or prevent blood clots in veins or arteries, which can reduce the risk of stroke, heart attack, or other serious conditions.
Method Of Administration Of Coufatex tablets
Take warfarin exactly as prescribed by your doctor
Take warfarin at the same time every day, with or without food. Never take a double dose.
Warfarin can make it easier for you to bleed. Seek emergency help if you have any bleeding that will not stop.
You will need frequent "INR" or prothrombin time tests (to measure your blood-clotting time and determine your warfarin dose). You must remain under the care of a doctor while taking this medicine.
If you receive warfarin in a hospital, call or visit your doctor 3 to 7 days after you leave the hospital. Your INR will need to be tested at that time. Do not miss any follow-up appointments.
Tell your doctor if you are sick with diarrhea, fever, chills, or flu symptoms, or if your body weight changes.
You may need to stop taking warfarin 5 to 7 days before having any surgery, dental work, or a medical procedure. Call your doctor for instructions.
Wear a medical alert tag or carry an ID card stating that you take warfarin. Any medical care provider who treats you should know that you are taking this medicine.
Undesirable Side Effects Of coufatex tablets
Warfarin increases your risk of bleeding, which can be severe or life-threatening. Call your doctor at once if you have any signs of bleeding such as:
sudden headache, feeling very weak or dizzy;
swelling, pain, unusual bruising;
bleeding gums, nosebleeds;
bleeding from wounds or needle injections that will not stop;
heavy menstrual periods or abnormal vaginal bleeding;
blood in your urine, bloody or tarry stools; or
coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds.
Clots formed by warfarin may block normal blood flow, which could lead to tissue death or amputation of the affected body part. Get medical help at once if you have:
pain, swelling, hot or cold feeling, skin changes, or discoloration anywhere on your body; or
sudden and severe leg or foot pain, foot ulcer, purple toes or fingers.
Warnings & Special Precautions While Taking coufatex tablets
Many other drugs can increase your risk of bleeding when used with warfarin. Tell your doctor about all medicines you have recently used.
You should not take warfarin if you are allergic to it, or if:
you have very high blood pressure;
you recently had or will have surgery on your brain, spine, or eye;
you undergo a spinal tap or spinal anesthesia (epidural)
Storage Conditions Of coufatex tablets
Store below 25°c
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Store in the original package to protect from moisture.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the box/blisters/label. The expiry date refers to the last day of the month.